Aberdeen Central is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament ( Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of ten constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
Electoral region [ edit ]
The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are
Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Dundee City East and Dundee City West.
The region covers all of the
Aberdeen City council area, the Aberdeenshire council area, the Angus council area, the Dundee City council area and part of the Moray council area.
Constituency boundaries and council area [ edit ]
The Aberdeen Central constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in
1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, the Westminster constituency was abolished.
The Holyrood constituency is within the Aberdeen City council area, which is divided between three constituencies: Aberdeen Central,
Aberdeen Donside and Aberdeen South and North Kincardine. Central and Donside are entirely within the city area, while South and North Kincardine also takes in North Kincardine in the Aberdeenshire council area.
Following their First Periodic review of parliamentary constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, the Boundary Commission for Scotland created three newly shaped seats for the
Aberdeen City council area.
In forming the new Aberdeen Central, the electoral wards used are:
Member of the Scottish Parliament [ edit ]
Election results [ edit ]
Regional list result in Aberdeen Central 2011: Scottish National Party 10,307, Scottish Labour Party 6,890, Scottish Conservative and Unionist 3,102, Scottish Liberal Democrats 1,813, Scottish National Front 63
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Aberdeen Central
References [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
Aberdeen City Youth Council